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9. Medieval maternal ancestors

 
Ancestors of the wife of the first John Harris of  Radford

The Le Abbe family
Hugo LE ABBE ( - )
| William LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD* & Cecily GIFFARD
| | Emma RADFORD ALIAS TREAWIN & William ALIAS TREAWEN
| | | Joan LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN (Circa 1290 - ) & Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREAWEN **
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* & Humphrey BEAUCHAMP ( - About 1404)
| | | | | Hugh BEAUCHAMP & Joan
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* & John DE SOUTDOWNE
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* & John HARREYS First At Radford
| | | | Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREWEN & Margaret
| | | | | William WEARE ALIAS TREWIN & Joan
| | | | | | William WEARE (1377 - ) & Jane LUSCOTE
| | | William TREAWEN Sir & Emma GIFFARD ( - 1291)
| | | | William (Of Weare) TREAWEN & Elizabeth DE FILLEIGH
| | | | | Joan TREAWEN & Richard DENSELL
| | | | | | Richard DENSELL & Ann COURTENAY
| | | | | | | Elizabeth DENSELL* (Before 1448 - 20 Mar 1507) & Richard POMEROY (Circa 1441- Before 30 Oct 1496)
| | | | | | | Elizabeth DENSELL* (Before 1448 - 20 Mar 1507) & Martin (Of Weare Giffard) FORTESCUE -12 Nov 1472)
| | Walter DE RADFORD & Emma BICKLEIGH
| | | Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREAWEN & Joan LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN (Circa 1290 - )**
| | | Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREAWEN* & Mabel TREVERBYN

| | | | Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREWEN
| | | Ambrose (Of Ashreigney) RADFORD (Circa 1395 - )
| | | | Ambrose RADFORD (1480 - 1520)
| | | | | Ambrose RADFORD (1510 - 1570)
| | | | | | Ambrose RADFORD (1560 - 1620)
| | Ralph LE ABBE ( - ) & Unknown WREY
| | | Walter (Of Wrey) LE ABBE
| | | | Archinalds ABBOT
| | | | | Joanne ABBOT & John NORRIS
| | | | | | Alice NORRIS & Richard WREY
| William LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD* & Isabel BALDWIN
| | Henry LE ABBE ALAIS RADFORD (Circa 1241 - Circa 1303) & Joan Or Matilda
| | John LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD (Circa 1310 - ) & Sara
| Petronilla LE ABBE

The Giffard family
Walter GIFFARD (About 1002 - About 1085) & Ermmergarde FLAITEL ( - )
| Cecily GIFFARD ( - ) & William LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD ( - )
| | Emma RADFORD ALIAS TREAWIN ( - ) & William ALIAS TREAWEN ( - )
| | | Joan LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN (Circa 1290 - ) & Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREAWEN ( - )**
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* ( - ) & Humphrey BEAUCHAMP ( - About 1404)
| | | | | Hugh BEAUCHAMP ( - ) & Joan ( - )
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* ( - ) & John DE SOUTDOWNE ( - )
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* ( - ) & John HARREYS First At Radford ( - )
 
The Bickleigh family
Henry DOUNE ALIAS BICKLEIGH
| Robert DE BICKLEIGH (Circa 1160 - Circa 1245) & Muriel FITZWILLIAM
| | Emma BICKLEIGH ( - ) & Walter DE RADFORD
| | | Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREAWEN* & Joan LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN (Circa 1290 - )
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* & Humphrey BEAUCHAMP ( - About 1404)
| | | | | Hugh BEAUCHAMP & Joan
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* & John DE SOUTDOWNE
| | | | Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN* & John HARREYS First At Radford
 
 
Some notes on the direct ancestors of the wife of the first John Harris of Radford

 

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Name: Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN

Spouse:     Humphrey BEAUCHAMP

Children:   Hugh

Spouse:     John DE SOUTDOWNE

Spouse:     John HARREYS First At Radford

Children:   John

Father:     Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREAWEN ( - )

Mother:     Joan LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN (1290 - )

Notes:

Alice, as well as having inhereted Radford, also possessed the manor of Loughtor by Plympton, that had previously belonged to her Abbe family. Alice received the manors of Loughtor and Radford from her uncle Walter Radford alias Treawen onhis death in the mid 1300s

 

Alice Abbot, who married Humphry, second son of Hugh Beauchamp of White Lackington, co. Somerset, and gave the manor and advowson of Washfield to her son, Hugh Beauchamp,Alice Abbot, described as " now wife of John Strokysdone," granted the Manors of Washfield and Loughtor to her son,Hugh Beauchamp, with the advowson of Washfield Rectory, by deed dated 36th Edward III. (1362). By deed dated at

Worth, Tuesday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 5th Edward

IV., John, son and heir of Simon Bernville, and Muriel, his

wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Hugh Beauchamp and

sister of Humphry Beauchamp, released his lands and rights in

Washfield and the advowson of the church to "Thomas, son and

heir of Thomas Worthe, son and heir of Margerie Worthe,

daughter and co-heir of Hugh Beauchamp, and sister of the

said Humphry."

 

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Name: John HARREYS First At Radford

Spouse:     Alice LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN

Children:   John

Notes:

John Harris by marriage inherited the Radford Property from Alice Le Abbe, who had previously been married to Henry Beauchamp. She was the sister of of Walter de Radford, and daughter/granddaughter of Walter. Walter Radford was first married to Mabel Treverbyn and he held Radford in 1346

Harris, of Radford. - This ancient family settled at Radford in Plymstock in the reign of Henry V.  (1413-21)The sixth in descent married the heiress of Esse alias Trecarrell, of Trecarrell in Cornwall

 

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Name: Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREAWEN

Spouse:     Joan LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN

Children:   Alice

      Walter

Spouse:     Mabel TREVERBYN

Children:   Walter

Father:     Walter DE RADFORD ( - )

Mother:     Emma BICKLEIGH ( - )

 

Notes:

Walters was the eldest son of Walter de Radford, alias Treawen His mother was Mabel Treverbyn who divorced Walter.  Walter the son held Loughtor and Radeford in 1346

 

In 1284-6 Emma de Radford (Feudal aids) held Alfameston by service of one fee and in 1303 Walter Le Abbe held one fee in Alfameston

 

In 1303 Walter Le Abbe held Alfamiston for one fee.

 

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Name: Joan LE ABBE ALIAS TREWIN

Birth Date: Circa 1290

Spouse:     Walter RADEFORD ALIAS TREAWEN

Children:   Alice

      Walter

Father:     William  ALIAS TREAWEN

Mother:     Emma RADFORD ALIAS TREAWIN

Notes:

Divorced her husband Walter.

When her father died she was under the guardianship of Walter De Radeford, her uncle, who in 1303 was holding Alfameston for her. By 1310 Joan held Weare Giffard in right of her grandmother

 

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Name: Walter DE RADFORD

Spouse:     Emma BICKLEIGH

Children:   Walter

      Ambrose (Of Ashreigney)

Occupation: Alive 1284

Father:     William LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD ( - )

Mother:     Cecily GIFFARD ( - )

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Name: Emma BICKLEIGH

Spouse:     Walter DE RADFORD

Children:   Walter

      Ambrose (Of Ashreigney)

Father:     Robert DE BICKLEIGH (1160 - 1245)

Mother:     Muriel FITZWILLIAM ( - )

 

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Name: Walter GIFFARD

Birth Date: About 1002

Spouse:     Ermmergarde FLAITEL

Children:   Cecily

      Walter (Of Buckingham)

      Rhohesia

      William

Death Date: About 1085

Notes:

Also called Gautier. Walter Giffard, seigneur de Longueville was born circa 1002. In 1053 already "past the prime of life."1 He was the son of Osbern de Bolebec and Wevia de Crepon. He was a companion of Hugh de Gournay in the abortive attempt of Edward son of King Ethelred to recover the crown of England in 1035. He died circa 1085.

 

Giffard, of Halesbury and Brightleigh. - This ancient family is described as maternally descended from the Giffards, Earls of Buckinghamshire, whose name was assumed by Robert, the common ancestor of the Devonshire Giffards, in the reign of Henry II. Sir Walter Giffard was of Aveton Giffard, and of Weare Giffard, in the reign of Henry III.

 

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Name: Ermmergarde FLAITEL

Spouse:     Walter GIFFARD

Children:   Cecily

      Walter (Of Buckingham)

      Rhohesia

      William

Notes:

The wife of this Walter was Ermengarde, a daughter of Gerrard Flaitel, by whom he had a son, the second Walter, Earl of Buckingham, who died in 1102, and with whom he has been confounded. He had also a second son named William, who was Chancellor to William Rufus, made Bishop of Winchester by Henry I, 1107, and died in 1128, and a daughter, named Rohais or Rohesia, wife of Richard Fitz Gilbert, from whom descended the great house of Clare.

 

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Name: William LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD

Christen Place:   Alive 1243/1262

Spouse:     Cecily GIFFARD

Children:   Emma

      Walter

      Ralph

Spouse:     Isabel BALDWIN

Children:   Henry

      John

Death Place:      Received Whitchurch From Cecily

Notes:

A Survey at the Hall, Weare Giffard, Devon shows that William Le Abbe was married to Cecily Giffard, sister of the last Sir Walter

Giffard. When Sir Walter's granddaughter Emma, wife of Robert de Dinham,died childless in 1291, her Giffard inheritance reverted to the descendants of her great aunts, Cecily and Rohesia, Weare falling to Cecilys share. (A.W.B.Messenger, LRIBA, A Survey of the Heraldry at the Hall, Weare Giffard, Devon. Trans.Devonshire Assoc.,LXXV,Pedigree I.)

 

The family known as Le Abbe, or Abbot, were at an early date settled upon the manor of Loughtor, within the parish of Plympton St. Mary, and were also the owners of the manor and church of Washfield, near Tiverton. I believe Ralph Abbot of Wray to have been a son of William Abbot of Loughtor, another of whose sons, Walter Abbot, presented to

Washfield Church in 1335, and had an only daughter and heir, Alice Abbot, who married Humphry, second son of Hugh Beauchamp of White Lackington, co. Somerset, and gave the manor and advowson of Washfield to her son, Hugh Beauchamp, whose eventual co-heir, Margery Beauchamp, broughtthem to her husband, Thomas Wortlie of Worth, in the same parish ; and " Great Beauchamp," then the old seat of the manor of Washfield, in distinction to that of Worth, was the

only property reserved from the sale of the ancient Worth estates, which was effected in the years 1887 and 1888. (

Father:     Hugo LE ABBE ( - )

 

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Name: Cecily GIFFARD

Spouse:     William LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD

Children:   Emma

      Walter

      Ralph

Notes:

Walter Giffard was of Aveton Giffard, and of Weare Giffard, in the reign of Henry III. The heiress of the elder branch married Trewen

Father:     Walter GIFFARD (1002 - 1085)

Mother:     Ermmergarde FLAITEL ( - )

 

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Name: William  ALIAS TREAWEN

Spouse:     Emma RADFORD ALIAS TREAWIN

Marriage Date:    Before 1290

Children:   Joan

      William

William was believed to be a tenant on the Treawen property and adopted that name

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Name: Emma RADFORD ALIAS TREAWIN

Birth Place:      Alive In 1284

Spouse:     William  ALIAS TREAWEN

Marriage Date:    Before 1290

Children:   Joan

      William

Notes:

 Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art - 1943 -This deed of 1292 associates a William Trewin (als atte Treawen) with Emma, who is clearly the Emma " de Radford " holding In 1284-6 Emma de Radford (Feudal aids) held Alfameston by service of one fee and in 1303 Walter Le Abbe held one fee in Alfameston

Father:     William LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD ( - )

Mother:     Cecily GIFFARD ( - )

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Name: Walter DE RADFORD

Spouse:     Emma BICKLEIGH

Children:   Walter

      Ambrose (Of Ashreigney)

Occupation: Alive 1284

Father:     William LE ABBE ALIAS RADFORD ( - )

Mother:     Cecily GIFFARD ( - )

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Name: Emma BICKLEIGH

Spouse:     Walter DE RADFORD

Children:   Walter

      Ambrose (Of Ashreigney)

Father:     Robert DE BICKLEIGH (1160 - 1245)

Mother:     Muriel FITZWILLIAM ( - )

 

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Name: Robert DE BICKLEIGH

Birth Date: Circa 1160

Spouse:     Muriel FITZWILLIAM

Children:   Emma

Death Date: Circa 1245

Notes:

"Opposite to Cadleigh is Bickleich, whether of the beech trees I define not, which was the lands of Robert de Bickleigh, son of Ralph de Gurne, in Henry the third's time (1216-72), and continued in the name of Bickleigh unto the age of Edward the first (1272-1307), when William de Bickley died sans issue"

 

Richard I granted to Robert de Bickleigh full seisin of the lands in Bickleigh, Langdon, Larkbeare and Little Totnes that William Pippard had held of his fee date to c.1199

 

The manor of Little Totnes belonged, in the reign of King John, to Robert de Harcourt, upon whose forfeiture the King gave it to Robert de Bikeley From: 'Parishes: Topsham - Twitchen', Magna Britannia: volume 6: Devonshire (1822), pp. 520-538.

Father:     Henry DOUNE ALIAS BICKLEIGH ( - )

 

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Name: Muriel FITZWILLIAM

Spouse:     Robert DE BICKLEIGH

Children:   Emma

Notes:

Robert de Bickley was married to Muriel, daughter and heiress of Richard Fitzwilliam (The Great Roll of the pipe for the first year of the reign of King John, Michaelmas 1199, ed. D. M. Stenton, Pipe Roll Society, NS 10 (1933))

Father:     Richard FITZWILLIAM ( - )